Liquid Telecom is the leading independent data, voice and IP provider in eastern, central and southern Africa. It supplies fibre optic, satellite and international carrier services to Africa’s largest mobile network operators, ISPs and businesses of all sizes. In addition to our Mauritius-based holding company, the Liquid Telecom Group has operating companies across the continent in Botswana, the DRC, Kenya, Lesotho, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe and the UK. Liquid Telecom has been named Best African Wholesale Carrier in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012.
ECIC is the official export credit agency (ECA) of South African government. ECIC provides insurance that enables South African exporters to offer their services and products on the international market, with a particular focus on emerging markets that are considered too risky for conventional insurers. Its overarching goal and mandate from the South African government is to make South African exporters attractive to international buyers to attract foreign income, stimulate local economic growth and create local jobs.
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is a market of choice for local and international investors wanting exposure to the capital markets in South Africa and the African continent. It has operated as a market place for the trading of financial securities for 130 years. In this time, the JSE has evolved from a traditional floor based equities trading market to a modern securities exchange providing fully electronic trading, clearing and settlement in equities, financial and agricultural derivatives and other associated instruments and has extensive surveillance capabilities. It is also a major provider of financial information. In everything it does, the JSE strives to be a responsible corporate citizen, contributing to the growth of not only South Africa’s economy but the vast continent.
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Herbert Smith Freehills is one of the world’s leading law firms. We advise many of the biggest and most ambitious organisations across all major regions of the globe.
Our energy experts are internationally recognised as market leaders in the power, nuclear, renewables and oil and gas sectors. Together they provide a broad range of legal expertise required by clients across the globe and through every stage of the energy project life cycle. We advise project sponsors, corporates, lenders and other stakeholders on general corporate and regulatory matters, project development and finance, EPC and O&M agreements, fuel supply and power off-take and dispute resolution relating to power generation.
We have a long-established practice in Africa, where we have acted on countless matters across the continent over the past three decades and more than 200 in the last year alone. We are consistently ranked top for projects and energy work in Africa by industry benchmarks and we have also received the highest rankings in relation to power work.
Our Africa practice achieved a major milestone in late 2015 with the opening of the firm’s Johannesburg office – our first office in Africa. The combined strength of our Johannesburg partners and the firm’s other Africa specialists enables us to provide a true on-the-ground pan-African offering, wherever you are doing business on the continent.